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A Chelsea scent bottle and stopper

Provenance:
English Private Collection

Literature:
See G E Bryant, The Chelsea Porcelain Toys, Plate 5, number 1, for another scent bottle of this form, in the Schreiber Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum. Another is in the Franks Collection, British Museum

A Chelsea scent bottle and stopper, in the form of a seated pug, naturalistically decorated in grey, the gilt metal and white enamel collar inscribed 'JE SUIS FIDELLE', on mound base painted in coloured enamels with flowers, gilt 'dog-tooth' border, the underside painted with a flower spray, 2 3/8" high, circa 1755 



A Chelsea scent bottle and stopper